Monday, September 23, 2013

"SHOWY LADY'S-SLIPPER" - Day 24 of 30 Day Challenge

"This is Maine's largest lady's-slipper. The plant has become increasingly rare due to over collecting and habitat reduction. It has a tall, leafy stem that bears 1-2 white-petaled flowers with a brilliant pink pouch, blooming in late June and into July. It is found in constantly moist habitats, including cedar swamps and cedar glades. It prefers a pH near neutral and some sunlight. The plant's hairs along the stem and leaves may cause a rash on the skin similar to that of poison ivy."  as per  http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mnap/about/cypripedium.htm
Reference Photo courtesy of Maine.gov

This is 5" x 7" painted on Arches 300lbHP paper.

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